Sorry!! I know I've been quite absent for the last few months. The truth is I kind of lost my inspiration to knit or do any other kind of handicrafts. So there wasn't really that much to update. I might have done something every once in a while, but I actually haven't finished any bigger projects since I don't know when. But now I think - or at least hope! - I've found my sparkle again! So maybe - just maybe! - I'll be able so show you something bigger soon.
This is a project I finished already quite some time ago, but I just never got around posting it here on the blog.
Pattern for the socks: Punaiset pitsisukat from Novita Sukkalehti
Pattern for the mittens: my own
Yarn: Novita Wool, dyed with cochineal
Needles: 2 mm
I heard a rumour that a little 1-year-old girl needed a new pair of socks, so I thought these lace socks would be a nice accessory for a little princess. I had to slightly modify the pattern, though, since it was written for adult sizes only. But here's what I did:
CO 40 st
Repeat the lace pattern 5 times around the sock and make the lace edge 3 repeats wide. Then I continued pretty much following the pattern by doing one lace stripe in the front and a k2p2 ribbing at the back, just adapting it for my number of stitches in stead.
Then I also wanted to make a pair of mittens to go with the socks. Those I just knitted without any real pattern, casting on 40 st and doing a k2p2 rib for about 6 cm. Then I continued knitting the rest of the mittens in stiped stockinette stitch, placing a thumb when the mitten measured 3 cm (not including the rib). The whole mitten measures about 7 cm (not including rib).
Hope they suited that cute little princess!